Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley slams animal farming and calls for global shift to veganism

Read Time:   |  14th September 2022

Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley has backed the Plant Based Treaty - a campaign aiming to stop the 'widespread degradation of ecosystems' caused by animal agriculture.

Acclaimed actor Paul Wesley has slammed animal farming and called for a global shift to veganism.

Best known for his role in The Vampire Diaries, the vegan celebrity has recently backed the Plant Based Treaty – a grassroots campaign ‘designed to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate crisis’.

The treaty is modelled on the Fossil Fuel Treaty and aims to stop the ‘widespread degradation of critical ecosystems’ caused by animal agriculture – while promoting more sustainable plant-based diets.

At the time of writing, more than 49,000 individuals, 868 businesses, and 867 organisations have endorsed the Treaty – which would work as a companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement.

The Plant Based Treaty

Endorsing the initiative on social media, Wesley said: “I’ve signed the Plant Based Treaty because animal farming has obliterated our beautiful forests and animals beyond recognition. 

“We need to shift to vegan diets to protect our rivers, oceans, air and soils”.

The star added: “It’s time to mobilise and organise in our communities to put pressure on elected officials to negotiate a global Plant Based Treaty and avoid planetary collapse”.

Is Paul Wesley vegan?

Since going vegan himself, Wesley often uses his platform to speak out against animal agriculture.

Back in 2020, he told his then 4.1 million Twitter followers: “Factory farming is, in my opinion, one of the most important issues of our time. If not the most important

“The unimaginable suffering imposed on living beings, the cause of numerous diseases/ pandemics, and the greatest contributor to climate change. Join me and go vegan in 2021.”

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